March Art Journal: Spring Evening

Hello everyone… I start creating art journal since January and my goal is to learn new mixed media technique or try it every month. I am so thankful for those who share tutorials on YouTube 😀

So today, I am back today with the March Art Journal. I am inspired by Spring and lately the evenings have been wonderful here where we live 🙂

First, I created the night background with some Blue, Purple, Yellow, Turquoise/Teal and Pink acrylic paints plus some Black Soot Distress Ink. Once the background was done, I added some white splatters with white acrylic paint and brush.

One thing I learn when creating this background is that using baby wipe is better way to blend the Distress Ink on top of the acrylic paint. I tried to use my finger but it did not give me even blended background. And since the distress ink react with any kind of liquid, I would suggest to seal it before you add other medium on it.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

Next, I added the clouds on the page with my new Clouds ARTplorations Stencil from STAMPlorations and some Ranger Texture Paste using my palette knife. I like how the clouds show the colors from the background when they dried. It is actually something new I found out, too, with using the texture paste. But I think it create the night clouds as I image 😀

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

And for the flowers I created them with some old book pages and stamp set I used is Blossom Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop.

First I stamped the images on the old book pages with Ranger Archival Ink Pad. Then I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I added them on the page with some gel medium and let them dried well. You can always speed up the drying process with craft heater, that’s what I did only because I cannot wait.. LOL 😀

Then, the fun part is to color the flowers with Distress Crayons. I used the red, pink, yellow, orange and green from the set 1 and set 7. Just scribble a little bit on the image, and blend with finger. The colors are easily blended with the gel medium already covered the flowers.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

That’s my March Art Journal. It is simple and I had fun time mixing mediums on this page 🙂 I hope you all will like it and will try to create something beautiful inspired by Spring flowers and colors around you.

THANK YOU for visiting me and have a fabulous day!

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Simon Says: Create Your Own Background 

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22 thoughts on “March Art Journal: Spring Evening

  1. Oh my, your night time background is fabulous. I love how the flowers pop again the deep rich colors. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  2. What a beautiful night garden scene Helen, texture paste is one of my favourite mediums at the moment, so I love your clouds. Thank you so much for sharing with us again at Rubber Dance, and I hope to see you again for our next challenge. Sue xx

  3. Brilliant spread my dear! You are doing wonderfull stuff. Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance! Hugs, Susanne.